Blog

  • Interview and Film
  • In Memory of Samir Amin

  • 13 Aug 20
  • In memory of Samir Amin who passed away two years ago, we re-publish an interview with him for the transform! yearbook, conducted by Walter Baier in Vienna, 2017. We also want to draw your attention to the film "Samir Amin The Organic Intellectual".
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  • Personal report
  • Diary of a Pandemic Shop Steward

  • By Joseph Healy | 04 Aug 20
  • After the death of my colleague and friend, I became the main trade union representative at my workplace, a small charity helping disabled people in Lambeth (London). As many other union activists across Europe, I am now involved in the struggle of workers to a safe workplace…
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  • Commentary
  • Why Universal Basic Income?

  • By Walter Baier | 31 Jul 20
  • Let me start by showing where the problem lies: right now, across the EU, there are over 14 million people unemployed, and millions who have been furloughed or who are working precarious jobs. And yet we are only at the start of a global economic crisis, the extent and duration of which no one can...
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  • Report
  • European/Prague Spring 2020

  • 30 Jul 20
  • UNITED for Intercultural Action, along with transform! europe, Prague Spring 2, Szab, Youth and Environment Europe, International Young Naturefriends, and SPaS, held a webinar to discuss the future of civic organizing in the context of the pandemic, and how leaders across Europe are responding to the crisis with a worryingly authoritarian way.
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  • Statement of the GUE/NGL
  • MEPs prepare to slate summit deal and defend real recovery

  • 24 Jul 20
  • Decrying EU leaders’ hatchet job on the long-term budget and recovery plan, the GUE/NGL group will join the vast majority in the European Parliament in passing a resolution that strongly criticises the conclusions of last weekend’s summit. The lack of ambition shown in the context of the biggest...
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  • Election Results: Basque Autonomous Community

  • By Elena Beloki | 23 Jul 20
  • A regional election for the Parliament of the Basque Autonomous Community was held on 12th July. The Basque Nationalist Party (Renew) was the election winner and got 31 seats (+3), despite losing 50,000 votes. EH Bildu achieved an outstanding result with an increase of four seats and 6% of the vote.
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  • Release
  • Breaking with Transition

  • By Jeta Mulaj | 17 Jul 20
  • The Balkan Society for Theory and Practice (BSTP) recently published a special issue of Feminist Critique: “Breaking with Transition: Decolonial and Postcolonial Perspectives in Eastern Europe”, in collaboration with Feminist Critique Journal. This issue is the result of the presentations at the 2018 BSTP workshop, supported by transform! europe.
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  • Shortlist Unveiled for 2020 GUE/NGL Award for Whistleblowers & Journalists

  • 15 Jul 20
  • Dedicated to individuals or groups who have been intimidated and/or persecuted for uncovering the truth and exposing it to the public, this year’s award of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament is once again named in honour of the late Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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  • A call for a new European social contract

  • 10 Jul 20
  • Call for a new progressive and democratic front in Europe. A statement of intellectuals and academics initiated by, amongst others, Costas Douzinas, President of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, a transform! europe member organization.
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